Monday, July 17, 2017
Putin About the Cultural Self-Preservation of Western Civilization:
Address by Vladimir Putin to the Valdai-Forum September 19th 2013.
When Obama was in office, how could any decent person reading this speech not wish that Putin were President of the United States, instead of Obama.
“A further challenge (Danger) for the national Russian identity is connected to the processes we observe outside of Russia. They include foreign policy, moral and other aspects. We see that many euro-atlantic (the West) States have taken the way where they deny or reject their own roots, including their Christian roots which form the basis of Western Civilization. In these countries, the moral basis and any traditional identity are being denied – national, religious, cultural and even gender identities are being denied or relativised. Their politics treats a family with many children equal to a homosexual partnership (juridically); faith in God is equal to faith in Satan. The excesses and exaggerations of Political Correctness in these countries indeed leads to serious consideration for the legitimisation of parties that promote the propaganda of pedophilia. The people in many European States are actually ashamed of their religious affiliations and are indeed frightened to speak about them. Christian Holidays and celebrations are abolished or “neutrally” renamed, as if one were ashamed of those Christian holidays. With this method on hides away the deeper moral value of these celebrations. And these countries try to force this model onto other countries, globally. I am deeply convinced that this is a direct way to the degradation and primitivization of culture. This leads to deeper demographic and moral crisis in the West. What can be a better evidence for the moral crisis of a human society (in the West) than the loss of its reproductive function? And today nearly all “developed” Western countries cannot survive reproductively, not even with the help of migrants. Without the moral values that are rooted in Christianity and other world religions, without rules and moral values which have formed and been developed over millennia, people will inevitably lose their human dignity and become brutes. And we think it is right and natural to defend and preserve these moral Christian values. One has to respect the right of every minority to self-determination, but at the same time there cannot and must not be any doubt about the rights of the majority. At the same time in this process of a national level (in the West) we observe on an international level the attempts to create a unipolar, unified model of the world (The New World Order) to relativise and remove institutions of international right and national sovereignty. In such a unipolar, unified world there is no place for sovereign states. Such a world needs merely vassals. From a historical perspective, such a unipolar world (the Globalism of the U.S.) would mean the surrender of one's own identity and of God-created diversity. Russia will side with those who defend the point of view that important global decisions have to be made on a collective basis, and not in the interest of only one state or one group of states. (NATO, League of Arab Nations, etc.)”